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Poster: Tyler Date: Sep 7, 2003 9:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: What does premature EOF on compressed stream mean?

Diana can probably help you better, since she wrote it, but read this really really good SHN FAQ:

http://research.umbc.edu/~hamilton/shnfaq.html

from that page:

What about errors?
When you decompress a shn you may occasionally see an error. If so, did you check the shns against the md5s first (see above)? If the md5 check fails, you know there will be some kind of problem. If you have a corrupt shn, it's best to delete it and obtain an uncorrupted copy. Here are some typical error reports and what they mean:

"Premature EOF on compressed stream"- The shn file is shorter than it's supposed to be, often due to a file corruption, perhaps caused by an error during download. Alternatively your hard drive may be full. Depending on the version of Shorten, you may get a note to contact Softsound. Don't bother with that, since they can't fix the music file.

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So, i would suggest deleteing it off your hard drive, and re-downloading the file. If there is an established failure problem with that file, then an admin has hopefully contacted the seeder for them to upload a fresh clean file to the archive, and at that time you can get the fresh one. Till then you might just have to hold tight if the re-downloading thing doesn't help.

Tyler